Lake Effect

Airs Weekdays at 10 am & Weekends at 3 pm

Lake Effect, WUWM’s locally-produced magazine program, covers a lot of ground, focusing on your neighbors and your issues. From discussing politics and the economy to spotlighting Wisconsin authors and musicians, Lake Effect goes beyond the headlines. Join the Lake Effect team as they open a window onto life in Milwaukee and southeastern Wisconsin.

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Lake Effect
1:28 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Thursday on Lake Effect: MPS Superintendent Search, Spinal Cord Injuries, Poetry, Handicraft Project

Thursday on Lake Effect:

Two thought leaders in public education weigh in on the opportunity presented to Milwaukee Public Schools in its search for a new superintendent.  Later, research going on in Milwaukee seeks to find more effective treatments for spinal cord injuries.  We’ll start a weekly series to mark National Poetry Month.  And an exhibit at the Museum of Wisconsin Art shines a spotlight on the Milwaukee Handicraft Project, which put thousands to work during the Great Depression.

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Lake Effect
1:32 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Epigenetics, Viruses and Proteins, The Simpsons and Politics, Murder Novel

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

We learn about the field of epigenetics, which tells us our actions can have long term genetic consequences to future generations. Then, a team of physicists from UWM receive a National Science Foundation grant to study viruses and proteins at the molecular level. Later, we find out why young political scientists in the audience ought to watch The Simpsons. And we learn why writer Kathleen Ernst decided a Norwegian lefse pin would make a perfect murder weapon.

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Lake Effect
4:30 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Tuesday on Lake Effect: WI Employment Numbers, Superman's Origin Story, History of Invulnerability

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

A Milwaukee researcher breaks down ten years’ worth of Wisconsin employment numbers and finds some noteworthy trends.  Later, Superman’s creation story is told in two different venues – a book details the story of how the character came to be, and how many religions claim the story as their own.  And a new production at the Milwaukee Rep tells the story of Superman’s creator, Jerry Siegel.

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Lake Effect
7:57 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Monday on Lake Effect: Tracking ACA Rollout in WI, History of Milwaukee County Politics

Monday on Lake Effect:

With a deadline looming today for people to enroll for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act, we look at what’s known about how the rollout has gone in Wisconsin so far. Later, a 150-year history of contentious Milwaukee County politics. We’ll have the latest installment in our Islands of Milwaukee series. And what the extinction of the passenger pigeon 100 years ago says about our relationship with nature today.

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Lake Effect
10:15 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Friday on Lake Effect: War of Words Over Guns, Beekeeper Connects With Slow Food Investors

Friday on Lake Effect:

A series of conversations facilitated by Milwaukee’s Zeidler Center seeks to de-escalate the war of words over guns in America. Later, a beekeeping innovator in Milwaukee works to connect with slow food investors. We’ll meet the Door County sled dogs, in Milwaukee over the winter and for an event this weekend. And former Milwaukee newspaper reporter Scott Jacobs talks about his new collection of essays, and reads one of them, as well.

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Lake Effect
10:32 am
Thu March 27, 2014

Thursday on Lake Effect: Mike Lovell's Move, Baroque Music Events, Dream Homes

Thursday on Lake Effect:

We look at what Mike Lovell’s move from UWM to Marquette might mean to the two schools, and to Marquette’s search for another high-profile staff member – a basketball coach. Later, two big Baroque music events on the calendar in Milwaukee this weekend, from the Ensemble Musical Offering and the Florentine Opera. And Milwaukee Magazine goes in search of the area’s dream homes.

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Lake Effect
10:09 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Wednesday on Lake Effect: Sustainability Summit, UWM's App Brewery, Maple Sugaring Season

Wednesday on Lake Effect:

We’ll look ahead to the 11th annual Sustainability Summit opening this morning in downtown Milwaukee. Plus, Milwaukee’s latest brewery cooks up – not beer, but mobile apps. But the city has more than a century of beer brewing history, and we’ll learn about that, as well. Plus, it’s a top-notch maple sugaring season in Wisconsin; and we’ll meet the Mequon creators of a vegetable-based how-to video series.

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Lake Effect
10:06 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Teaching Kids to Be Entrepreneurs, Flying High with NASA

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

One business leader suggests a different approach to inner-city employment woes - teach kids to be entrepreneurs Then, we learn the importance of a global approach when marketing those innovations. Astronomy contributor Jean Creighton flies high with NASA this month, and a novel’s protagonist is brought to life on stage through words and music.

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Lake Effect
10:38 am
Mon March 24, 2014

Monday on Lake Effect: Project Milwaukee, Great Milwaukee Chefs, Puns Take Center Stage

Monday on Lake Effect:

Project Milwaukee continues with a conversation with one former inmate about his post-prison experience and his determination. Later, how Milwaukee has become fertile ground for growing great chefs. An exhibit at the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum hopes to connect kids with the natural world and a couple of icons – Woodsy Owl and Smokey Bear. And the best – or the worst – puns in Milwaukee will take center stage this week.

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Lake Effect
10:23 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Friday on Lake Effect: Police Ride-along, Milwaukee Debate League, Glass Artist, Pro Wrestling

Friday on Lake Effect:

As part of our Project Milwaukee series, we ride along with a police patrol in the 53206 zip code – an area especially hit by high rates of black male incarceration. Later, we’ll learn about the work being done to raise the profile of high school debate teams in urban schools here. Plus, a conversation with Wisconsin glass artist Beth Lipman about a major work on display in West Bend. And a former staple on Milwaukee’s pro wrestling scene has a new memoir about his 25 years in the sport.

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